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Timing gun

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i am in the market for a timing light and i was wondering if it is worth the 220 for the Snap On on, or should i look at another company, what company do you guys use for this?, thanks


    I would rather push a chevy than drive a ford
     
  2. behemoth

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    I've got a cheapo Craftsman. It's worked just fine for more than 20 years now!
     
  3. Thunder

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    220 bucks for a timing light? That is Way too much.
    I'v been using a Sunpro Light for years. Its been dropped. hit by a fans and burned by headers It still works great
    This is what I have:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.actron.com/cgi-bin/web_store.cgi?page=cp7519.htm&amp;cart_id=6447753_7396>Sunpro Advavce Analizer light</a>. $79.99
     
  4. HarryH3

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    I've had my simple Craftsman timing light since around 1978 or so. I think it cost around $30 back then. It's done a LOT of tune ups and still works like a champ.
     
  5. POWERMAD

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    A good quality timing light like the sunpro which I have is more that suffecient. Unless ya have to do timing on engines at shop all the time IE for a living then $220 is just out the window.
    Degree your damper in by finding TDC, or just set TDC on the mark and get a timing tape for $10.
    $40 and you have a reliable way to set up your timing.
     
  6. ChevBlazin

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    I think I'm using the same craftsman timing light my dad has had since before I was born, works just fine. Much cheaper too I imagine.
     
  7. weisel

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    All I have ever used is autozone chepo's and have never had any problems. There around 30-40 bucks I think.
    POWERMAD, what is a timing tape?
     
  8. TopOff

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    Either a dial back to zero timing light, or use a degree tape as PowerMad
    says.

    This way you can check initial timing, mechanical timing and vacuum timing.

    Good luck.
     

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